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Q. When did Empire become incorporated? A. Empire became incorporated on February 12th, 1963.

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Q. What is the Company's business?A. Empire is a Canadian company, whose key businesses include food retailing and related real estate.

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Q. When was Empire first publicly traded? A. Empire first publicly traded in July 1982.

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Q. When is Empire's fiscal year-end?A. Empire's fiscal year-end is the first Saturday in May. For fiscal 2017 it is May 6, 2017.

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Q. Where is the Company's headquarters located? A. Empire's head office is located at:
115 King Street
Stellarton, Nova Scotia
B0K 1S0
Phone: (902) 752-8371
Fax: (902) 755-6477

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Q. When is the Company's Annual General Meeting?

A. The Fiscal 2017 Annual General Meeting is scheduled for September 14th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Atlantic time at the Cineplex Cinemas, located in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

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Q. How do I obtain financial reports on Empire?A.  Financial reports may be obtained from our website at www.empireco.ca under the Investor Relations section, or by contacting the Company:

Investor Relations
Empire Company Limited
115 King Street
Stellarton, Nova Scotia
B0K 1S0

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Q. What is Empire's credit rating? A. Empire does not have a credit rating with any rating agency.
Wholly-owned Sobeys has a rating of BB+ (stable outlook) from S&P and a rating of BB high (negative trend) from DBRS.

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Q. How many employees does the Company have?A. Empire and its subsidiaries,franchisees and affiliates employ approximately 125,000 people.

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Q. Where are the Company's operations?A. Through its 100% ownership in Sobeys Inc, Empire's food retailing segment has national presence with more than 1500 retail stores in operation as well as more than 350 retail fuel locations, which span across all 10 provinces. Empire's real estate operations are focused on the development of properties across Canada. Empire has gained presence in Western Canada through an ownership ownership in Genstar, a residential land development business.

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Q. When does Empire release its earnings?A. Fiscal 2017 earnings release dates are as follows:
  • Quarter 1: September 15, 2016
  • Quarter 2: December 15, 2016
  • Quarter 3: March 15, 2017
  • Quarter 4 (Year End): June 28, 2017
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Q. What is the CUSIP number for Empire common stock? A. The CUSIP number for Empire's Non-voting Class A shares is 291843407

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Q. Who is Empire's transfer agent? A. CST Trust Company
P.O. Box 700 Station B
Montréal, Québec
H3B 3K3
Telephone: 1 800 387 0825
Email: inquiries@canstockta.com
Web address: www.canstockta.com

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Q. Whom do I contact in the case of a lost or missing stock certificate? A. In the case of a lost or missing stock certificate please contact the transfer agent, CST Trust Company.

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Q. How do I change my address and other account information? A. To change your address and other account information, please contact the transfer agent, CST Trust Company

P.O. Box 700 Station B
Montréal, Québec
H3B 3K3
Telephone: 1 800 387 0825
Email: inquiries@canstockta.com
Web address: www.canstockta.com


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Q. What is Empire's ticker symbol?A. The Company's ticker symbol that trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange is 'EMP.A', which is for Non-Voting Class A shares

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Q. What is the average daily trading volume of Empire's Non-Voting Class A shares?As of February 4, 2017, Empire's 52-week average trading volume was approximately 718,352 shares.

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Q. How many of Empire shares are outstanding? A. As of March 15, 2017, Empire had the following shares outstanding:
Non-Voting Class A shares                   173,537,901
Class B common shares, voting          98,138,079

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Q. How do I contact Empire Investor Relations?A. For additional information concerning Empire Investor Relations please write the Company:
Investor Relations
Empire Company Limited
115 King Street
Stellarton, Nova Scotia
B0K 1S0
(902) 752-8371

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Q. What stock exchange does Empire trade on? A. Empire's Non-Voting Class A Shares  trade on The Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX).

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Q. What are Empire's dividend record and payment dates?A. Empire's dividend record and payment dates for fiscal 2017 are:
Record Date   Payment Date
July 15, 2016 July 29, 2016
October 14, 2016
October 31, 2016
January 13, 2017 January 31, 2017
April 13, 2017 April 28, 2017

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